T. R. Pieber

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BACKGROUND Despite indications from epidemiological trials that higher blood glucose concentrations are associated with a higher risk for developing micro- and macrovascular complications, evidence for a beneficial effect of antihyperglycaemic therapy in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus is conflicting. Two large studies, the United Kingdom Prospective(More)
Hip fracture incidence rates in Austria over a period of 20 years (1989–2008) were assessed. Age-standardized incidence rates increased until 2005 but decreased thereafter. This change in the secular trend was primarily driven by a decrease in hip fracture incidence in women. The aim of the prevailing study was to assess the incidence rates of hip fractures(More)
OBJECTIVES Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) frequently suffer from metabolic disturbances, in particular from insulin resistance. Accumulating evidence suggests that vitamin D deficiency may contribute to the development of the metabolic syndrome (MS). Hence, the aim of our study was to investigate the association of 25(OH)D levels and the(More)
While the advantages of the two basal insulin analogues, glargine and detemir, over neutral protamine Hagedorn are well established, the relative merit of the two compared with each other has been a matter of some controversy. The two analogues are popularly perceived to differ from each other in their pharmacodynamic (PD) profiles, in particular with(More)
The absolute concentration of albumin was measured in the interstitial fluid of subcutaneous adipose tissue and skeletal muscle in six healthy volunteers by combining the method of open-flow microperfusion and the no-net-flux calibration technique. By use of open-flow microperfusion, four macroscopically perforated double lumen catheters were inserted into(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical and analytical accuracy of home blood glucose meters. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Six blood glucose meters--Reflolux S (Boehringer Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany), One Touch II (LifeScan, Milpitas, CA), Glucocard Memory (Menarini, Florence, Italy), Precision QID (Medisense, Cambridge, U.K.), HaemoCue (HaemoCue, Angelholm,(More)
BACKGROUND Short acting insulin analogue use for diabetic patients is still controversial, as reflected in many scientific debates. OBJECTIVES To assess the effects of short acting insulin analogues versus regular human insulin. SEARCH STRATEGY The Cochrane Library (Issue 3, 2005), MEDLINE, EMBASE until September 2005. SELECTION CRITERIA Randomised(More)
BACKGROUND Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) frequently suffer from metabolic disturbances, in particular from insulin resistance. Accumulating evidence suggests that vitamin D deficiency may contribute to the development of insulin resistance. Hence, we aimed to examine the effect of vitamin D supplementation on metabolic and endocrine parameters(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy and safety of a structured diabetes teaching and treatment program (DTTP) in patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) in an outpatient setting. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS All patients with IDDM who completed a structured 5-day outpatient DTTP were reevaluated after a mean follow-up of 3 years. A(More)